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That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore…

My most recent Zombie Cat article (non Macabre article, that is) is a review of the children’s book, “That’s Not Your  Mommy Anymore: A Zombie Tale.” Here’s an excerpt from the review:

“A friend of mine posted a link on my Facebook page the other day that led me to one of the most creative and flat-out awesome children’s books I’ve ever seen. It’s a book that teaches your child what the zombie apocalypse is and how to react and what to do in said situation… …This book was written for the intelligent and witty parent/child duo. Not to mention those with a sense of humor. And I have to say I was quite impressed.”

Late last year I wrote a review of the children’s book “Z is for Zombie” and for every negative review that book got on websites such as Amazon.com, this new book is getting raving, positive reviews. I just don’t get it. People’s attitudes seem to have changed dramatically in the past six months. Wut?

All of a sudden it’s alright to have “scary” children’s books lying around the house. Zombies are cool now. I must have missed the memo. Whatever the reason, I’m super glad people are seeming to embrace the sillier side of literature such as this, and maybe not taking themselves so seriously. Like I said in the article, not everything is negative and traumatic. If you don’t like it, don’t read it!

This is now one of my all-time favorite children's book text and illustrations. "When her voice sounds just like Daddy's snore, That's not your Mommy anymore." Brilliant. Just brilliant.

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I’m in Love with Galactic Perry.

“…Travis Young is from Atlanta, and he makes one of the best, ahem, children’s shows ever: “Galactic Perry’s Learning Starship.” It’s self-described as “Family Guy meets Mr. Rogers,” but honestly, the first couple of shows I thought of when I sat for almost an hour watching and re-watching all their YouTube videos were “Imagination Movers” (minus the stupid singing, dancing, and musical instruments) and “Mystery Science Theater 3000…”

You should definitely head on over to Zombie Cat Productions and read my article about Galactic Perry’s Learning Starship. It may be one of the best things on the interwebz right about now. For serious. Maybe I’m a little biased because Perry reminds me of my husband. He’s so random. I will be the first to admit though, my sense of humor is a little skewed compared to others’. As long as I can see a little bit of intelligence behind the jokes, I’m all over it. And lemme tell you, this show is nothing but brains, yo.

I mean, come on! Who couldn’t fall in love with that face??

You HAVE to at least watch this video:

Every time I watch it, the theme song gets stuck in my head. And I LOVE it!

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We Make Art in Atlanta:

As a continuation of the article I wrote, “Why I love Atlanta and Making Art Here,” Zombie Cat Productions has been interviewing local Atlanta artists almost nonstop in a continuing series called “I Make Art in Atlanta.” Here are the artists so far that have been so awesome and taken time to talk with us:

Chis Hamer– mixed media artist whose comment on the original Burnaway article spawned this series of Atlanta Art Community spotlights

Jinx Strange– painter, mixed media sculptor, writer, and web comic creator

Rick Lovell– designer and illustrator, educator at Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta campus

Angelyn Pass– mixed media artist who works with film negatives in Celluloidic Artistry

Yu-Kai Lin– contemporary artist, owner/director of Kai Lin Art, a midtown Atlanta art gallery

Michi Meko– installation artist who works with found objects, mixed media

Adam Wellborn– mixed media artist specializing in the use of resin

Evereman– “street artist” or “tag artist” who gives to the community through the Evereman Project

You have to go check out every one of the above links and read a little bit about each artist and find out how they feel about Atlanta and fellow local Atlanta artists. It’s a real eye-opener.

I’m proud to be an artist here in Atlanta. I have yet to get my work out there like many of the guys in these articles, but I’m definitely working on it. Slowly but surely. For now, I’m just honored and proud to feel like I even fit in the same category as them.

This topic of local artists that Zombie Cat has been focusing on recently has touched home and is something that I really feel strongly about. Please, go read. You’ll love it as much as I do.

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Midget Zombies, need I say more?

Okay, kids- the other day I reviewed one of the most awesome zombie movies ever conceived! Well, I reviewed the trailers for it because it hasn’t actually been released yet, but I’m totally chompin’ at the lil bit, waitin’ for it to be released! (groan… I’m pretty sure the pun in the last sentence there is one of the worse ones I’ve written so far… I do apologize.)

The movie is Night of the Little Dead, and here’s a peek at my article for Zombie Cat:

“How many different sub-genres of zombie movies can there be, one may ask? Handicapped zombies? Check. Naked zombies? Yep. Stoned zombies? Totally. But midget zombies? Hell, yeah. That’s all you have to say, and I’m all over “Night of the Little Dead.” … Oh, and it has one of the best taglines ever: “It’s the little things that getcha.” AWESOME.”

For real, go read my article!

And let me leave you with my absolute favorite image from the teaser trailer-An ad for the local bait shop. Best. Bait. Shop. EVAR.

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Why I Love Atlanta and Making Art Here.

I wrote this article in response to an another article that Molly C. brought to my attention regarding why young artists are leaving Atlanta.  Maybe I’m being a little too quick to criticize, but geez, what a bunch of whiners.

I have to say I’m particularly proud of my rebuttal on the Zombie Cat website… here’s a little bit of a teaser:

“…Being a successful artist is just like being successful in any other career choice or professional calling that one might choose to follow. It usually (and by usually, I mean always) takes a long, long time. A lifetime for some. … for the most part, it’s not the city’s fault if you don’t “hit it big.” Look within yourself, people.”

You know you totally wanna go read it.

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I’m a writer, dammit…

…and I have the business cards to prove it.

Molly C. with Zombie Cat Productions designed and ordered some super fantastic business cards for us all!! They have one of those nifty QR code thingys on the back so you can take a picture of it with your smart phone and do the what-not that follows.  How high-tech, huh?

I feel so professional. I’ve been writing articles for Zombie Cat Productions since October 2010 (Wow, has it really only been about 7 months? I feel like I’ve been part of the Zombie Cat family for longer than that…). I’ve always been a good writer, mainly because I had to be. Have you any clue how much writing is involved when you’re an art history student? No, you have no clue unless you actually were or are an art history student.  Even so, I’ll admit that when Molly asked me if I would like to write an article here and there for the Zombie Cat website, I was slightly intimidated.

Don’t get me wrong, I like horror movies as much as the next girl, I suppose. I do have some favorites and I do know a little bit about different sub-genres in the horror and gore movie categories… mainly from a visual artist’s standpoint, but I’m definitely not a filmmaker or screenwriter. What in the hell was I gonna write about?

Turns out, I’m really good at looking like I know what I’m doing. Through all my years of writing essays, research papers, theses, etc. etc. etc. in college, I learned the art of b.s.  pretty well. Make it pretty and you’ll sound smart.  Or something like that.

Anyways, if you haven’t already, go to my author’s page on the Zombie Cat Website and read some of my past and recent articles.

I’m kinda proud of my role at Zombie Cat Productions. I love being able to say I’m a contributing writer and copy editor there (Proofreading is one of my favorite hobbies, after all. I’m such a nerd.).

 

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